Winehouse Hubby Charged And Held

Amy Winehouse’s husband was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and is expected to be held at London’s Pentonville Prison until November 23.

Thames Magistrates Court remanded Blake Fielder-Civil and Anthony Kelly after they were arrested during the afternoon of November 9.

They were held after police raids at Winehouse’s home in Camden and a flat in Bow, east London.

Both are allegedly involved in what the Daily Mirror described as "a plot to halt a trial in which Fielder-Civil and pal Michael Brown are accused of assaulting a barman causing GBH with intent."

The paper claims it supplied the information that sparked the police raids.

The case was brought after James King, the victim of the assault, was attacked at the Macbeth pub in north London in June. The trial was due to open at Snaresbrook Crown Court on November 12.

King, 36, of Derbyshire, has also been arrested and was due to appear before Thames magistrates November 12. He’s been charged with trying to pervert the course of justice.

Two other men aged 19 and 22 were arrested during the police raids. They’ve since been released on bail.

According to The Mirror, reporters mounted an undercover operation to reveal that King would be paid £200,000 if he withdrew his police statement.

"He would also be flown out of the country before the hearing in the hope that the case against Fielder-Civil and Brown would eventually collapse," the paper explained.

Perverting the course of justice, which is all any of the defendants could be charged with in relation to an upcoming trial, carries a theoretical maximum sentence of life imprisonment in the U.K., although sentences of four or five years are the usual maximum.

There’s no suggestion that Winehouse is in any way connected with the alleged plot, and the police spokeswoman has confirmed that she’s not among the people who were arrested.

It’s still put her back on the front page, where she’s frequently been featured for her heavy drinking and drug usage.

At the same time, her Back to Black album has won much praise and sold millions.

She has also picked up a string of awards including best female solo artist at the Brits, female artist of the year at the Mobo Awards and the "artists’ choice" at the November 1 MTV Europe Music Awards at Munich Olympiahalle.